Ignacio Camacho says he is ‘super happy’ at Malaga after enjoying a breakthrough year in 2014.
The 24-year-old midfielder has been a virtual ever-present for the Andalucians this season, captaining the side on two occasions, while his form culminated in a debut Spain appearance against world champions Germany two months ago.
“Given the difficulties we faced in the summer, with lots of transfers, the change of Coach and departures of key players, the team responded,” he told Malaga’s official website.
“Personally, I’m super happy and things couldn’t have gone better [in 2014]. This year I’ve found the confidence to contribute on the pitch, and my teammates and the Coach have helped to make everything better.
“All this has gone hand-in-hand with my Spain call-up, which was a great achievement, and I couldn’t have earned it without my teammates.
"For a while, the players go through good times and bad times, and it’s difficult to stay as a regular for a long time.
“Apart from his technical work on the pitch, the Coach has always transmitted and instilled confidence in the players. The results have been difficult to attain, but Javi has achieved them.
"The coaching staff have made none of us relax. We’re a great team, and we’ve responded [to their orders].
"We are on our way, we have a long journey ahead. Now we have tough matches coming up againt very tough opponents.
“We must take advantage of our unity and ambition and go game by game. Almeria are tough opponents and it’ll be difficult, but we’re at home, and between us and the fans, we’ll try to get the three points.
“The Copa is a nice tournament, in which we can hopefully we can go far, but without forgetting that the League is important. [The League] is what will improve us because it’s more difficult and you must perform regularly.”